This recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles is a part of the #50yearsofbreakfast campaign and has been compensated by #CollectiveBias and it’s advertiser. As always, all opinions are my own.
These tasty portable treats are so creamy, fresh and flavorful.
A few posts back I mentioned that once the hot weather hits, the first thing I think about is a cool, refreshing drink to keep my family and I cool in the heat. Wanna know the second thing that comes to mind? Popsicles! Popsicles are such a great way to beat the heat and are just so ideal for Summer! I mean, a creamy frozen treat all conveniently packaged on a portable stick sounds pretty perfect to me. Plus, these popsicles have one of my favorite flavor combos (do I say that a lot..?): strawberry cheesecake.
These popsicles are so creamy and SUPER flavorful and you know what? They are actually healthy! Healthy enough that I would eat them for breakfast and not feel bad about handing one over to my toddler first thing in the morning thanks to a special ingredient: Carnation Breakfast Essentials®. I purchased mine at Walmart and you can find it in the breakfast section, near the cereals, granola, syrup, etc.:
In this house, that glorious powder is a true staple. We usually keep all of the flavors on hand because we buy the variety pack, but my son’s favorite is the Rich Milk Chocolate. He drinks a “shakey” every morning with some dark chocolate almond milk and the Rich Milk Chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder + his liquid vitamins for a super healthy, vitamin-packed breakfast! It makes my life so much easier each morning and I know it always satisfies our breakfast needs. It’s filling enough on its own though to keep you full until lunch. You can experiment with the other flavors like French Vanilla and Strawberry. Just stir them into a little bit of milk and you’re good to go!
For today’s recipe, here is what you’ll need:
I decided to change up our usual routine and use the strawberry powder, which is Mike’s favorite, to create some yummy popsicles. It gives these popsicles an extra punch of strawberry flavor with the addition of fresh strawberries and a little bit of sweetness to brighten up the other flavors without having to add extra sugar.
^ Do me a favor and just pretend that you don’t see the spillage into the popsicle mold. Credit to my boyfriend, the pitcher pouring model. (I really need to invest in a tripod! Lol.)
Add everything to your blender, pulse until smooth and creamy then pour into your popsicle molds. Allow them freeze for abut 6 hours or overnight. Super simple and perfect for breakfast on the go, or if you want to trick your kids into thinking they’re eating a naughty popsicle when really they’re eating a vitamin + protein-packed popsicle! Each popsicle has about 53 calories, 5g sugar and 4g of protein. Feel free to enter the ingredients into a recipe nutrition calculator yourself, though.
Look at how CREAMY!
Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
- 1 packet Strawberry Sensation Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder
- 1 oz cream cheese I use the Greek yogurt kind for added protein
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 5.3 oz containers strawberry cheesecake greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup fresh strawberries chopped, about 4 large strawberries
- Place all ingredients into your blender except for the strawberries and pulse until completely smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and fill them about 2/3 full. Distribute strawberries on top of each and push down into the mixture with the end of a spoon to disburse evenly throughout each popsicle. Add popsicle sticks and cover tightly. Freeze until firm about 6 hours or overnight.
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